Escaping the trauma of the Paris Bataclan attack
25 January 2022 | 10:29 am
In November 2015, "Islamic State" militants killed 130 people in the course of a four-hour rampage in Paris. Most of the dead were at the Bataclan concert hall. One survivor of the assault has found a special way to deal with the memory of the horrific night.
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